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Such knowledge allows one to "prioritize improvements, identify whether identified strengths or weaknesses are serious or minor, and/or work out whether an evaluand with mixed results is doing fairly well, quite poorly, or somewhere in between" (Davidson, 2005, p.
The KEC was used for the evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students, hereafter referred to as the evaluand, attending the above-mentioned Catholic university, hereafter referred to as the focus institution.
In the public sector context, REAM methods appear to offer an appropriate approach for some evaluations with a formative (4) purpose, such as increasing understanding of an evaluand (5) and/or participants, diagnostic and/or problem solving, learning and development, design or process improvement, or state of play assessment.